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Preview JN048: A Close Call with Practically Pikachu!

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From Dephender on Serebii:

Screenplay 赤尾でこ (Deko Akao)
Storyboard 樋口香里 (Kaori Higuchi)
Episode Director 葛西良信 (Yoshinobu Kasai)
Animation Director さとう沙名栄 (Samei Sato)
Animation Director 佐々木彩香 (Ayaka Sasaki)

This episode is going to feature guest appearances by the comedian duo Chidori.

Airs December 4th.
 

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I mean, after surviving Eternatus and the Darkest Day, what could possibly count as a "close call" for Pikachu straight after that ordeal. :confused:
 

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This could possibly be the final episode of the first English dub season, assuming they want to keep doing 12 episodes per drop.
 

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Another Pikachu-centric episode (this time written by Deko Akao), huh?
I wonder if it's building to some sort of climax for him.
 

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But we just had a Pikachu-centric episode a few months ago...and another shortly before it!

So unless the summary mentions something particularly interesting, I might sit this one out.
 

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Another Pikachu centric episode? Didn't we have like 2 within the past 15 episodes?


Yikes.

I really hope this is a filler now.
Not a fan of Deko Akao Episodes huh?

Weird tho how this is the second episode in a row she's written that isn't about Gou and the Rabbit
 

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Not expecting much from this one to be frank. I appreciate Journeys trying to give Pikachu more development but so far the episodes he's had to himself this series situation have either been rather lacking (his origin story which wasn't really much of one until the end) or just dire dog sh*te (that episode... you know the one) with less than stellar execution to the point it's made me long for the days of Sun & Moon where we'd get Pikachu facing against Tapu-Koko or butting heads with Zeraora...

I doubt they'll pull the "Will Pikachu evolve?" stuff in this considering everyone and their grandmothers and grandfathers know it won't evolve so why bother drilling it down our throats when we already know that?
 

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I actually thought the last Pikachu focused episode was pretty good, but if they try and pull another "will Pikachu evolve?!" stunt that's gonna be annoying. Once per series is plenty, thank you.

basically this ;_;
I typically enjoy Pikachu-focused episodes personally, but pleaaaase no more evolution stuff lol.
 

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After that time where Pikachu blatantly broke from character and got pissy about being second to Riolu, when he had no problem being second to Greninja, my expectations aren't high for Pikachu-centric episodes.
 

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I guess we could give the episode the benefit of the doubt because it sounds like Pikachu struggling on a PWC battle or learning a move, but then there's the comedians cameo... :rolleyes:
 

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I guess we could give the episode the benefit of the doubt because it sounds like Pikachu struggling on a PWC battle or learning a move, but then there's the comedians cameo... :rolleyes:

Though it turns out that the Show has had several comedian guest stars who were in episodes that weren't particularly comical.
 

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For a series featuring all regions, they're given Kanto and its Pokemon way too much focus

Why can't they give the other regions and their Pokemon more focus, Galar, Unova, Hoenn for example
 

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For a series featuring all regions, they're given Kanto and its Pokemon way too much focus

Why can't they give the other regions and their Pokemon more focus, Galar, Unova, Hoenn for example

I don't know why you mention Hoenn, since that is the third most focused region, Kanto, Johto and Hoenn have the most episode. Hoenn gets only topped by Galar due to this arc. The only ones who can complain are Unova and Kalos. I don't count Alola, since that is the most recent saga and we don't need to visit it that often because of it.
 
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